Thu. Apr 26 2018

Alaska Crab Quota Shares Face ‘Use It or Lose It’ Deadline  


As White Shrimp Prices Drop in China, High Basa Price Attract Farmers' Attention  


California Federal Court Approves Bumble Bee Salmon Label Settlement  


Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Enacts Emergency Regulations to Protect Whales


Miami’s Fisheries Science Center a Key Part of Ongoing Research and Ecosystem Management Work at CIM


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, April 26


Wed. Apr 25 2018

China’s JD.com Commits to BAP at Seafood Expo Global


Open Blue Cobia Sashimi Fillet Wins Seafood Excellence Award At Seafood Expo Global  


U.S. Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Rescue Crew From F/V Midori After Fire Off California Coast


Scottish Seafood Delegation Casts a Wide Net at Brussels Seafood Expo Global


High Liner Named Most Trusted Frozen Fish Brand By Canadian Shoppers


Togiak Herring Underway; Bait Herring Could Be A Better Fishery  


Turkey’s Luckyfish Co. First to Offer 4-Star BAP Mediterranean Sea Bass and Sea Bream  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, April 25


Tue. Apr 24 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance Moves to Wild Caught Seafood with Its New Partnership with SeaFish


NOAA Confirms Shrimp and Abalone to Be Included in SIMP by December 31    


Mazzetta Latest Company to Join GSSI


Seafood News Podcast: Supreme Crab's Mark Laubner Talks Bobby Flay; Plus 2018 Scallop Plan and More  


ADF&G Gets Small Budget Boost for FY 19  


Daley Bros. Criticized for Failure to Tell Province They Won't Open Trinity Bay Crab Plant


ASC Farmer’s Survey Reveals Benefits of Certification


Sodexo Recommends Students Eat Fish High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids During Finals Season


AFT Holdings Withdraws Investments From U.S. Tuna Fleet


Two Alaska Commercial Fishermen Charged With Harassing, Killing Steller Sea Lions


Live Atlantic Salmon Available in Yantai of Shandong Thanks to Oriental Ocean's Aquaculture  


Australia’s National Measurement Institute Clarifies Policy on Net Weight of Frozen Seafood


Red Lobster Announces New Dishes For Create Your Own Shrimp Trios Event  


Rhode Island Fishing Industry Releases 'Blueprint for Resilience'


Norwegian Salmon Producer Hofseth Invests in BAADER Production Line


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, April 24


Mon. Apr 23 2018

On Eve of Brussels Show, Russian Pollock Producers Promise Market War in Europe  


Supreme Crab & Seafood Executive Chef Mark Laubner Tells All About His "Beat Bobby Flay" Episode


Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project to Aid in Understanding of Stock Components  


DFO announces Newfoundland Shrimp Quotas with further cut in Area 6  


Upper Cook Inlet’s Commercial Herring, Smelt Fisheries Pay Big Bucks to Fishermen  


Guangxi Designates Trains to Deliver Seafood from ASEAN Countries to Northern China  


Oregon Sens. Wyden, Merkley Call on Administration to Maintain Funding for Sea Grant Programs


CDFW Opens More Northern Area to Rock Crab Fishing in California  


Another Study Shows How Eating Fish Supports Brain Health, Prevents Parkinson's


Hunchun City Develops Seafood Resources to Become Distribution Hub for NE Asia  


Research Models How Deadly Virus Moves Among Columbia River Salmon, Trout  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, April 23


Fri. Apr 20 2018

Coastal Villages Fund Sponsors New Report to Reopen Question of Fish Allocations Among CDQ Groups


Jackie Ventola Attorneys Claim Jail Sentence Would Lead to Demise of National Fish


A Short History of National Fish and Seafood, as Described by Jack Ventola Attorneys


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, April 20


Portion of Louisiana Offshore Waters Opening April 24 For Shrimp Season  


VIDEO: British Sustainable Seafood; Houston Restaurants Caught; Norovirus Outbreak; Scallop Plan


Florida Keys 'Who Caught It?' Campaign Aims to Stop Seafood Fraud


China, Norway Work On Better Seafood Trade Relations, More Direct Flights  


South Australian Sardine Fishery Begins Assessment For MSC Certification  


Norwegian Government Rejects Marine Harvest's Cargo Ship Fish Farm Concept  


Earth Day: What's Trashing Our Oceans?


Norwegian Seafood Council Launches "Seafood From Norway" Quality Logo  


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Thai Union, Bumble Bee Among 50 Companies to Sign Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration in New York SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - June 6, 2017Fifty major seafood companies, five governments and nineteen NGOs committed to the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration in New York this week. The Declaration lists four key provisions that the companies, countries and organizations will take to ensure the sustainable harvesting of the world’s tuna stocks. The agreement assures that the participating companies will create fully traceable supply chains all the way back to the vessels...

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Alaska Crab Quota Shares Face ‘Use It or Lose It’ Deadline

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - April 26, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – A ‘use it or lose it’ deadline approaches for crab catch shares.

It’s slow going for brokers who deal in quota shares for crab in the Bering Sea.  Most holders are taking a wait and see approach on the crab stocks, hoping for an uptick before they sell. Few sellers make it tough to place a value on the shares.

“Red crab is down between $60 and $65 and for opilio it’s hard to say because ...

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As White Shrimp Prices Drop in China, High Basa Price Attract Farmers' Attention

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan and Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - April 26, 2018

After Tomb-Sweeping Day, farmers in South China have been occupied with selling out white shrimp, some of which suffer from disease. This leads to price contraction. As statistics from April 19 show, the price dropped by about 2 to 4 yuan/jin (1 jin=0.5 kg; ~$0.63-$1.27/kg USD) from the week before to 30 yuan/jin (~$9.49/kg USD) for those at the size of 40 shrimp/jin in Maoming of Guangdong. It declined by ...

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California Federal Court Approves Bumble Bee Salmon Label Settlement

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 26, 2018

Back in February Bumble Bee Foods settled a class action lawsuit by agreeing to repackage their smoked salmon product. Now a federal court in California has given the final approval on the settlement.

The class action suit was brought against the company in December 2017 over “false advertising.” Miguel Rodriguez, a consumer in California, claimed that Bumble Bee’s Premium Select Medium Red Smoked Salmon Fillets Oil “deceptively stated or suggested the product was smoked, wild-caught salmon, when it was actually ...

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Miami’s Fisheries Science Center a Key Part of Ongoing Research and Ecosystem Management Work at CIMAS

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 26, 2018

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) based on Virginia Key in Miami, has brought federal scientists and university researchers together since 1977, but may be facing the loss of a key component if the Southeast Fisheries Science Center is relocated.

The public-private partnership between the University of Miami and NOAA began 41 years ago when NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) were built literally across the street from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science ...

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Open Blue Cobia Sashimi Fillet Wins Seafood Excellence Award At Seafood Expo Global

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 25, 2018

Open Blue is leaving the Seafood Expo Global show in Brussels with an award. The first ASC-certified Cobia producer took home the prize for convenience in the 2018 Seafood Excellence Awards for their sashimi grade fillet.

Open Blue’s sashimi-grade frozen cobia fillet can be used for both raw and cooked applications. The product was entered in the Horeca category (Hotel/Restaurant/Café) for food service entries and was tasted by ...

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Scottish Seafood Delegation Casts a Wide Net at Brussels Seafood Expo Global

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 25, 2017

In 2017, Scottish companies attending the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels identified new business opportunities worth a predicted £33m1 (~!46 million USD). This week, the 21 Scottish companies attending the Expo as part of the Scottish delegation are hoping to better their previous performance, adding to the phenomenal growth of Scottish seafood exports across the world, according to a press release. 

The Scottish delegation was joined by Fergus Ewing, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, who provided a ...

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Togiak Herring Underway; Bait Herring Could Be A Better Fishery 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - April 25, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Alaska’s biggest herring fishery is underway.

The state’s largest herring fishery at Togiak in Bristol Bay got underway on Sunday in near gale force winds. A handful of boats, mostly seiners, is competing for a 24,000 ton harvest, up slightly from last year.

By Tuesday the catch samples showed some good roe counts as a percent of body weight. Tim Sands is regional manager ...

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The Global Aquaculture Alliance Moves to Wild Caught Seafood with Its New Partnership with SeaFish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - April 24, 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance and the UK SeaFish Authority announced in Brussels today that the GAA would take over the SeaFish Responsible Fishing Scheme and make it global.

This will entail the GAA setting up a wild catch monitoring scheme that will be called Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) Program.

The move is a radical way to incorporate crew safety and labor standard within overall seafood certification.

The Seafish responsible fishing scheme grew out of UK Seafood Buyers demands to ...

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Mazzetta Latest Company to Join GSSI

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 24, 2018

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative announced today that Mazzetta Company, LLC has joined the GSSI Global Partnership as a Funding Partner.

“Mazzetta has long been committed to integrating environmental responsibility in their operating practices and the products they deliver to the marketplace," said Herman Wisse, Managing Director, GSSI.

"Partnering with Mazzetta strengthens our Global Partnership and our non-competitive effort in ensuring clarity, credibility and choice in the supply and promotion of certified seafood,” Wisse added.

Mazzetta Company is a fully integrated importer ... 

 

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ADF&G Gets Small Budget Boost for FY 19

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio With Laine Welch] - April 24, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. The commercial fisheries budget is set for a boost.

The commercial fisheries division is in line for a slight increase to its $69 million operating budget that will benefit projects around the state.

The budget, plus a nearly one million dollar increment, added by Representative Dan Ortiz of Ketchikan, was passed by Alaska  lawmakers.

“The amount is the same, the projects are the same, but the house version had them in our ...

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Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Enacts Emergency Regulations to Protect Whales

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 25, 2018

The sighting of endangered northern right whales in Cape Cod Bay has led the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries to enact two emergency regulations to protect the species from collisions with vessels and entanglement.

A trap gear closure that has been in place since February will be extended through May 6 for a portion of Cape Cod Bay. Lobstermen who fish in the area will be able to set their gear in the area on ...

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China’s JD.com Commits to BAP at Seafood Expo Global

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 25, 2018

JD.com, China’s largest e-commerce platform, announced their commitment to Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels this week.  In an effort to establish themselves as a platform “concerned about minimizing the impact of its aquaculture sourcing policies,” 50% of the farmed supply by volume on JD Fresh will be at least two-star BAP certified by 2020. In addition, 80% of JD.com’s private label farmed seafood offerings will become at least ...

 

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U.S. Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Rescue Crew From F/V Midori After Fire Off California Coast

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 25, 2018

The Coast Guard and three Good Samaritan vessels responded to an out-of-control fire on the 47-foot fishing vessel Midori ten miles off of Trinidad, CA one week ago.

The case began around 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, after a crewmember from the distressed fishing vessel contacted F/V Charlie D via cell phone to report a fire aboard.

The Charlie D crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via  ...

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High Liner Named Most Trusted Frozen Fish Brand By Canadian Shoppers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 25, 2018

What brands do you trust? BrandSpark, a leading market research firm in Canada, polled more than 18,000 Canadian shoppers to find out their go-to brands. The survey found that when it comes to frozen fish, most shoppers turn to High Liner.

This isn’t the first time that High Liner has been recognozed by BrandSpark. Last month High Liner’s Can’t Mess It Up! Wild Pink Salmon was BrandSpark International’s Best New Product Awards ...

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Turkey’s Luckyfish Co. First to Offer 4-Star BAP Mediterranean Sea Bass and Sea Bream

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 25, 2018

Turkey-based Luckyfish co. is now the world’s first company to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Mediterranean sea bass and sea bream.

Luckyfish Co.’s Didim processing plant and feed mill, two farms near Didim, and hatchery in Milas all earned their certification at the same time. The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) made the announcement, and awarded Luckyfish CEO Ismail Aksoy with the certificates, at Seafood Expo Global ...

 

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NOAA Confirms Shrimp and Abalone to Be Included in SIMP by December 31

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 24, 2018

NOAA Fisheries announced on Monday that they have taken action to include shrimp and abalone in the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) by December 31, 2018.

Shrimp and abalone was initially excluded from SIMP, which was created to combat seafood fraud and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Informed compliance for Atlantic cod, blue crab, mahi mahi, grouper, king crab, Pacific cod, red snapper, sea cucumber, sharks, swordfish and tunas began on January 1, 2018 ...

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Seafood News Podcast: Supreme Crab's Mark Laubner Talks Bobby Flay; Plus 2018 Scallop Plan and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 24, 2018

On this week’s episode of the Seafood News podcast hosts Nicole Christie and Amanda Buckle talk to Supreme Crab & Seafood chef Mark Laubner about his experience on "Beat Bobby Flay." Get some behind-the-scenes scoop on the fan-favorite Food Network show. Plus, we talk about one of the survivors of the Alaska Ranger changing his story 10 years after the vessel sank, take a look at seafood volume sales, and ...

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